Latest James Harden injury update should make Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving sweat
The Brooklyn Nets are getting Jeff Green back for Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, Nets head coach Steve Nash gave a very concerning update on James Harden that likely has Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving stressing out as they push for an NBA Finals run.
According to Malika Andrews of ESPN, Harden is getting some work in on the court but Nash implies he is a ways away from making a return.
When asked to elaborate on James Harden's hamstring progress, Steve Nash says he is doing on-court work, shooting and working through his rehab. Nash adds he still has a "gap to make up."
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 13, 2021
Harden left Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks and hasn’t returned since as the Nets continuously hope for an encouraging update on their star guard. Nash’s update– as vague as it may be– might not bode well for the potential return of Harden.
So, according to Nash, Harden is progressing but, on the other hand, has a gap to make up. How close is Harden to a return?
Honestly, who knows at this point. It seems highly unlikely that Harden returns against the Bucks and perhaps Brooklyn is playing the wait-and-see route to see if they really need Harden to get to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Either way, it isn’t the most revealing update, especially after Harden missed a good chunk of the season with an injury already.